crossword puzzle

noun

Definition of crossword puzzle

:a puzzle in which words that are the answers to clues are written into a pattern of numbered squares that go across and down
  • My father does the crossword puzzle every morning.

Word by Word Definitions

crossword play
  1. : a puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to correspondingly numbered clues and in such a way that the words read across and down

puzzle play
  1. : to offer or represent to (someone) a problem difficult to solve or a situation difficult to resolve : challenge mentally

  2. : complicate, entangle

  3. : to solve with difficulty or ingenuity

  1. : the state of being puzzled : perplexity

  2. : something that puzzles

  3. : a question, problem, or contrivance designed for testing ingenuity


CROSSWORD PUZZLE Defined for Kids

crossword puzzle

noun cross·word puzzle \ ˌkrȯs-ˌwərd- \

Definition of crossword puzzle for Students

:a puzzle in which words are filled into a pattern of numbered squares in answer to clues so that they read across and down

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